With chatbots already announced by Microsoft and Facebook, Google is also reportedly planning to join the bandwagon. If the latest rumors are to be believed, Google has been working on a new messaging app that will make use of chatbots. Google is also believed to offer developer tools and integration support to make chatbots more usable. The Internet company is expected to shed more light on the product and its implementation later tonight at the I/O 2016. Also Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android usersAlso Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
Essentially, Google wants to get into the bot-making business more broadly than people realized, and in a way that s similar to Microsoft s strategy, and relying on its strengths in artificial intelligence to convince developers to use its tools,” The Information reports. Also Read - Windows 11 could be a free upgrade for you provided you fall in this category
Google heavily relies on artificial intelligent for its search and Google Now features. Now, it looks like Google will apply its AI for chatbots and could potentially integrate them into other services such as Google Hangouts. The working concept could be similar to the recently launched Gboard keyboard for iOS that allows users to look up information within the application. Reports suggest users would be able to ask questions and the chatbot would have it answered, without having to leave the app.
Other details are scarce at the moment and if at all there is any truth to these rumors, we expect Google to announce something around it at the I/0 2016 keynote later tonight. There are other announcements expected too, which includes detailed features of Android N, virtual reality push by with a standalone VR headset running on Android VR platform. Google could also make some key announcements around Project Tango, Project Ara and even something around Android One initiative.